Dr. Kathi goes Beyond Chiropractic by using different techniques based on your health needs and what your body tells her, to help you get healthier, quicker.
She uses a combination of techniques focused on your body’s structure. Those techniques include Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT,) Applied Kinesiology (AK), Neuro Organizational Technique (NOT-aka "Switches"), Activator Technique, Thompson Drop Table, Diversified and Toggle-Recoil Technique.
Many new patients who have never visited a chiropractor will ask what is chiropractic health care?
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health."
Dr. Kathi goes Beyond Chiropractic because chiropractic treatment by itself is primarily applied to the spinal region. But working just on the spinal region is not the only goal of chiropractic: our objective is to restore and optimize your health. By correcting spinal abnormalities which irritate the nervous system and result in non-spinal health conditions, your body’s innate recuperative powers are stronger and can help you restore your health. For instance, a bone out of alignment over a period of time can affect the overall stability of the body's entire structure, performance and stability.
Applied Kinesiology (AK), allows Dr. Kathi to use bioenergetic feedback through testing the strength of various muscles in your body. This allows her to evaluate and analyze your state of health and then treating postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular and neurolymphatic points, subluxation, cranial-sacral movement, acupuncture meridians and nutritional status. AK is a whole body caretechnique which can also allow Dr. Kathi to evaluate functional dis-ease, which typically precedes the full blown manifestation of "disease".
Dr. Kathi utilizes AK to investigate and analyze your health, without intrusion. AK can help Dr. Kathi uncover some of the underlying causes and solutions to many of your functional health problems.
Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) -- formulated by Major Bertrand DeJarnette (The Major) who was a Doctor (chiropractor and osteopath) and Engineer in the 1920’s--goes beyond simple spinal adjusting and is a system of adjusting patterns in the body (Cranium, Pelvis, Extremities and Organs) and not just single body parts. SOT focuses mostly on the relationship between the sacrum and occiput and how the connections to both can influence flow of your cerebral spinal fluid and many other systems in your body.
SOT uses indicators. Based on the indicators for your body, a different adjustment is designed on each visit. Dr. Kathi uses SOT to listen to your body every time she works on you. A truly unique approach—and Dr. Kathi is only one of a handful of practitioners in a five- or six-state area who truly understands SOT and has been trained by some of the SOT "Masters".